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Suresh's PhD research is part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) discovery-project 2012; "Investigating the dynamics of migration and health in Australia: A Longitudinal study". The principal investigator for this project is Associate Professor Santosh Jatrana, who belongs to the Sustainable Communities and Regions cluster at ADRI.
His research aims to understand the trajectories in immigrant's health behaviour in Australia. Specifically, the objective of this research is to explore the changes in smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity behaviours of foreign-born people over time as compared to native-born people in Australia. Additionally, the objective of his research is also to determine the impact of change in health behaviour on subsequent change in health status among both foreign-born and native-born Australians. In Australia, longitudinal research evidence on the relationship between migration and health are limited. In this study, he will be utilising already collected longitudinal data from Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. Advanced longitudinal techniques will be used to determine the trajectories in health behaviours and health of immigrants as well as native-born Australians.
Suresh Joshi is a full-time PhD candidate at ADRI Waterfront Campus, recently awarded a bursary for Young Researchers on Sexuality, to attend the 21st World Congress for Sexual Health. He is in his first year of his PhD candidature, which was confirmed in June this year. Before joining ADRI, he completed a masters degree in Public Health at the University of Aberdeen in the UK.
Read about Suresh's research project here
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